This special section of SFM's community calendar gives you the scoop on things happening around town that you definitely want to know about, but they don't necessarily fit anywhere else in the calendar.
Billings Parks Pools Operating Season: June 5-Aug 18. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.
Rose Park Pool Season Passes. 12-8pm, daily. 21st St W & Ave C. Season pass regular price (good for daily pool admission): Family (up to 5 members in same household)- $180. Individual Adult (ages 18+)- $120. Individual Youth (ages 5-17)- $60. Daily Admission: Youth (ages 5-17)- $3. Adults (ages 18+)- $6. Free/children ages 4 and younger when with a paying adult. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.
South Park Pool Season Passes. 12-6pm, daily. 6th Ave South & South 30th St. Season Pass regular price (good for daily pool admission): Family (up to 5 members in same household)- $75. Individual Adult (ages 18+)- $60. Individual Youth (ages 5-17)- $25. Daily Admission: Youth (ages 5-17)- $2. Adults (ages 18+)- $4. Free/children ages 4 and younger when with a paying adult. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.
Wading Pools and Spraygounds. Spraygrounds, 10am-8pm; Wading Pools, 12-6pm. There are two filtrated, chlorinated wading pools and five spraygrounds located within the Billings City Park System. All wading pools are free for children ages 8 and younger. Adult caregivers responsible for the supervision of their children at all times. Locations: Pioneer Park (wading)- 3rd St. W & Ave D; Hawthorne Park (wading)- Janie & Columbine Dr; North Park (spray)- 6th Ave N & N 20th St; Terry Park (spray)- 5th St W & Terry Ave; Highland Park (spray)- 2nd Ave S & S 37th St; Castle Rock Park (spray)- Wicks Ln & Nutter Blvd; South Park (spray)- 6th Ave S & 30th St. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.
Montana Audubon Center’s Walking Trails and Shepard Nature Playspace are open to the public dawn to dusk, daily, free of charge. No dogs please. www.mtaudubon.org.
Summer Reading Sign-up Continues through July 20. Billings Public Library. This summer’s theme: A Universe of Stories! Sign up for Summer Reading and count the hours. Join some amazing programs and win great prizes, beginning June 17. Sign up: www.billingslibrary.org.
Ben Steele Exhibit at Western Heritage Center: Prisoner of War: Ben Steele’s Personal Chronicle from Bataan to Hiroshima. May 16-Oct 5. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. Steele’s paintings depict his experiences as a P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan during WWII. Paintings and drawings on loan from the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Missoula. Exhibit sponsored by Charles M. Bair Family Trust.
Ben Steele Exhibit at Western Heritage Center: The Friends of Ben Art Show: Celebrating the Influence of Ben Steele. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. June 7-Sept 21. In addition to being a prolific artist, Steele was also a beloved art teacher at Eastern Montana College, now MSU-Billings, and a lifelong friend to many MT artists. This exhibit shares works of those who knew Ben and reveals how they knew him and in what way he influenced them. Exhibit sponsored by Shirley Steele and Friends.
Family Service, Inc’s new Thrift Store and $0.50 Clothing Quarter will be running Back to School Sales starting July 22. Anyone can shop there and save big on clothing and household items.
The Friends of the Billings Library accept book donations M-F from 10am-12pm. FYI: Donations may also be left on the designated bottom shelves in the Book Nook. Volunteers staff the workroom on the library's 1st floor next to the Sweet Cafe.
Travel immunizations are available by appointment only via RiverStone Health. Call 406.247.3382 to schedule an appointment.
Billings Clinic offers free Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention education for grade school children through the ThinkFirst program. Low-cost helmets available starting at $8 (including bike, ski/snowboard, skating, and equestrian helmets). More info: contact Prevention Coordinator, Andrew at 435.1568, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Vincent Healthcare offers mobile mammography. For upcoming dates and locations, 237.4373, www.svh-mt.org